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how serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Synonyms: Cirrhosis of the liver is synonymous with the microscopic image classified as"stage 4". Cirrhosis per sevis largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage liver disease, manifested by ascites, jaundice and other manifestations can quickly lead to death.
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
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Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Advanced: It means the liver is all scarred down. Stage 4 is the same as having cirrhosis. It is irreversible. If whatever is damaging the liver is not controlled, it can lead to liver failure.
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
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